Centenary book is launched at the College

  The illustrated history of the College published in connection with the centenary of the College was launched at a reception in Drake on March 22. About 150 members of the Pangbourne community including current parents, governors, members of staff, retired governors, retired members of staff and a number of OPs attended.   In a…

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Edward Bence (66-70)

  Edward Bence (66-70) and his wife Sarah, daughter Lucy and son Edward have been celebrating the 21st anniversary of their purchase of the Berry Head Hotel, near Brixham in Devon. A profile of the family appeared in the March, 2015 issue of English Riviera Magazine.   The hotel, set on a headland with spectacular sea…

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Standing, Guy (61-66)

Guy Standing (61-66) died on 6th March, 2016 “after a long battle with cancer” according to a death notice in The Daily Telegraph on 16th March which went out of its way to praise the treatment Guy had received at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. We have no other details and would be grateful for…

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Adam Lowcock (71-75)

Adam Lowcock (71-76) is a field-oriented marine geophysical specialist who, to quote his LinkedIn profile, is excellent “at keeping things running, whether it’s day-to-day operations or fault-finding.” He has, he writes, “a high level of initiative when seeing equipment for the first time” and “is adept at adding value to the job function.”   After…

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Centenary book published

    An illustrated history of Pangbourne College 1917 – 2016 has now been published by Third Millennium Information, an imprint of Profile Books Ltd.   Authored by OP Robin Knight (56-61), with more than 60 contemporary images taken by OP Angus Thomas (77-81),  an award-winning Getty photographer,  the book consists of 12 chronological chapters, 192…

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Patrick Derham in The New York Times

  Patrick Derham (73-78) – in the photo above centre with Peter Points (l) and Lionel Stephens (r) on Founders’ Day, 2015 –  has been featured in an article in The New York Times on March 6 titled “Britain’s Exclusive Schools Try to Be a Little Less So.”   Derham, who came from a troubled home…

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Coxon, Arthur (41-44)

    Arthur Coxon (41-44) is now one of the “golden oldies” of the OP Society. He will be 89 in March but is in good health, attended the 2015 OP Dinner and writes that “living near Cardiff I find the drive to the College, dinner and B&B quite within my scope…The Centenary Dinner in…

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Shirley, Richard (64-67)

  Richard William de la Cour Shirley (64-67) passed away on October 5, 2015 at the age of 66 “due to complications from ALS”  according to his wife June. He had made his home in Canada since1973 working as a mechanical engineer and “talked often of his wonderful days at Pangbourne!”   He was very proud…

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Successful Reunion in New Zealand

    Fourteen OPs and partners attended the annual lunch at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland on Thursday 25th February, reports Robin Paine (Hesperus 1955-58). After drinks on the balcony, in glorious summer sunshine, the party went into the Quarterdeck Restaurant (where the Centenary gala dinner will be held next year), for…

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